NYT Strands Hints, Spangram, and Answers for May 16, 2024

Today’s Strands was an appetizing solve and I found myself eating through it like the foodie monster that I am. Well, if you have some self-control unlike me, you may not have that good a time with it. Don’t worry though, for I have curated the hints and answers for the May 16 NYT Strands right here.

What is the Theme for Today’s NYT Strands?

As revealed by the New York Times, the theme for today’s Strands is “Tasty!”.

May 16 NYT Strands Theme

Spangram Hint for Today’s Strands

Spoiler Warning #1 Even though we try our best to be subtle, the hints below might partially spoil the experience. You’ve been warned.

Every Strands game has that one Spangram that you need to decipher and today’s was no exception. The hint for today’s Spangram is – “Chocolate, Strawberry, and Vanilla are popular ____”.

Theme Words Hints for Today’s Strands

If you have figured out the Spangram from the above hint, figuring out the theme words will be easy. However, I don’t want to ruin it for you. Instead, here are three theme word hints that may help you:

  • Hint #1: These foods make you cry
  • Hint #2: Dark chocolate tastes ___

Spoiler Warning #2 The next sections reveal the answers for today’s NYT Strands. So, I’d recommend not scrolling further if you are still solving the puzzle. However, if you are stuck, I suggest scrolling a wee bit to see the Spangram answer.

Spangram Answer for NYT Strands on May 16

The Spangram for today’s NYT Strands puzzle is FLAVORS, and it runs from left to right on the letters grid.

Apart from the Spangram, you need to find 8 theme words in today’s puzzle. However, if you are having a tough time getting through the Strands, check out some tips and tricks in my guide on how to play NYT Strands.

Anyway, with that being said, let’s go to the next section. However, proceed only if you are ready to check out the theme words.

List of Theme Words for NYT Strands on May 16

If you have scrolled this far, you are probably ready to see the answers. So, let’s take a look at today’s theme words in Strands:

  • SOUR
  • TART

I wasn’t lying when I called myself a “monster foodie,” for I instantly found SOUR, SALTY, BITTER, and SWEET in the top grids. Then, the bottom right grids gave me SPICY. Right beside it, I found TART, and knew that we were taking about different flavors.

Guess what? FLAVORS turned out to be the Spangram for the day, running diagonally from left to right. The last couple of grids gave me PIQUANT and UMAMI, and that was the end of today’s Strands for me.

No hints used, yet again. What about you though? Did you have to use any hints or was it too easy? Do let me know in the comments down below!

Comments 1
  • LilyKoiMom says:

    I learned about this game while browsing your other articles. I play NYT Wordle chronically, if I can. I love word games. Strands has been pretty easy so far. Two days playing; perfect score; no hints:

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